A brand and product design studio

Inspiring others through good design

A rich history

Innovative creative work

Our story

Make Studio was founded in 2008. Over the past decade we have made a name for ourselves and our clients through elegant design and intelligent campaigns. Our expert creative team helps our clients form emotional connections with their target audiences and achieve their goals in new and inspiring ways. We work collaboratively with leading edge brands to produce value through a quality of design that regularly exceeds expectations and builds lasting heritage.

Our founders Chris Bainbridge, Carla Sanders and Andy McMinn still lead the studio, maintaining a high standard of work and a creative agency culture. The team has grown over the last ten years from the three founders to over a dozen talented, award-winning creatives. Andy McMinn is our CGI Director and opened our Amsterdam office in 2015, allowing us to create a dedicated CGI studio and better serve our European clients.

Chris Bainbridge

Creative Director


When Chris founded Make Studio in 2008, his vision was to open an exciting creative agency where best-in-class brands could collaborate with leading design professionals to develop strong brands and communication to help meet their strategic business goals. Chris is the creative mind behind award-winning campaigns for the likes of Garmin, ABB, Monsoon and others. His vision over the last decade has ensured that the agency maintains a human perspective, remembering that the most effective solutions resonate with hearts and minds.

Carla Sanders

Design Director


Since Make Studio was founded, Carla has managed nearly every aspect of the business, with a focus on photography, post-production and CGI. She takes a hands-on approach to these roles and oversees the delivery of all projects that go through the studio. Carla also manages the cultural aspects of the business, working to grow a team that can support the exciting development of both the agency and the cities we work in, curating both our talent and our international markets so they work in perfect harmony.

Andy McMinn

CGI Director


Andy is the head of our Amsterdam office. He works together with Carla to run Make Believe, the CGI side of the agency. Andy is passionate about architecture and design, and this passion fuels his love for his work creating high quality commercial and property CGI. He strives to make beautiful photorealistic images that seamlessly blend with photography to tell a story, and his eye for detail allows him to achieve that for our clients. He is the Principal 3D Artist of the studio, managing the team of CGI artists and overseeing creative work from start to finish.

Matt Bradley

Account Director


Matt is the lead Account Director at Make Studio and works across all areas of the business; making sure every project runs smoothly. Matt has a wealth of experience working with a multitude of brands matched with 8+ years in the agency world; both digital and creative. Matt provides client strategy and helps distil their business visions into tangible brand communications for digital and traditional media. Matt has specialist experience in brand and campaign marketing for property development companies and the mechanical engineering sector.

Insight-driven solutions

For best-in-class brands

Our clients

The brands we work with share a common philosophy: they value design and innovation, and they are driven by the need to be differentiated by the excellence of their products and services. They value insight-driven solutions, intelligent thinking, careful positioning, communication and, above all, great creativity and design delivered through carefully managed processes.

We have worked with all sorts of organisations at various levels to establish valuable emotional connections with their customers. Our focus is on creating premium brands and experiences to match the high quality of their products and services. We are proud to have delivered on that mission for dozens of brands over the years, including these:

Previous clients
  • Nude Skincare
  • Budweiser
  • Garmin
  • ABB
  • AFC Bournemouth
  • Swarovski Optik
  • Guinness
  • Dorchester F.C.
  • Tigers Eye Architecture
  • Seven Developments
  • The Ice Agency
  • Altec Lansing
  • Spire Payments
  • Dudsbury Golf Course
  • Captains Club Hotel
  • Bryant Homes
  • Cube Design
  • RB Studio
  • Monsoon
  • Sony
  • EYE Corp
  • Here Design
  • Silver Arrow
  • Splendid Communications
  • Taylor Wimpey Homes
  • BWT Physiothearapists
  • Clearview Surveys
  • D-P-I

We are local

On a global scale

Where we work

We work with clients all over the world from our offices in Bournemouth and Amsterdam. Our insight-driven approach has allowed us to create effective designs, experiences and campaigns within many different cultural and geographical contexts by creating carefully considered work that connects on a human level and creates emotional connections with the right audience.

Our human approach means that we can create effective design and communication for brands all over the world. Building lasting relationships has always been our focus, and we are currently working with clients in nearly a dozen countries all around the globe.

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